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Nature and Adventure Tourism Are a Growing Trend in Brazil

Destination & Tourism | Janeen Christoff | July 26, 2016

Nature and Adventure Tourism Are a Growing Trend in Brazil

 PHOTO: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (photo by David Cogswell) 

Nature and adventure tourism are growing rapidly in Brazil. According to a recent study, the number of foreigners that are visiting the country to pursue these kinds of activities has grown to more than 15 percent of visitors. 

"Brazil is lucky to have treasures such as the Amazon Rainforest, the Pantanal, the Cerrado, the Atlantic Forest and over 8,000 kilometers of coastline, as well as the largest river basin in the world. With professional management and a partnership between the public and private sectors, these products can be exploited in a sustainable manner and to the benefit of local communities," said interim Tourism Minister Alberto Alves in Tourism-Review.

With these new statistics, Brazil is seeking out national and international private investment to grow the sector, creating national parks and marinas. 

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According to the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio), visits to federal conservation areas increased significantly in the last decade. In the national parks alone, the number of visitors rose 238 percent, going from 2.9 million in 2007 to 7.14 million in 2015.

In addition, according to Tourism-Review, Brazil also received international certification for its adventure activities during the first half of 2016.

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